Dr. Shang, MD., PhD., is Associate Professor of the Department of Neurology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He specializes in cerebrovascular disease, and stroke treatment and prevention. 


Dr. Shang earned his medical degree at Shandong University in China and PhD degree at Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed fellowship training in neuroscience at National Institute of Health and residency in neurology at University of Miami. Then he received advanced training in vascular neurology through fellowship at University of Miami.  


Dr. Shang joined the UT Southwestern Faculty in 2012. He is currently the director of vascular neurology fellowship in the department of neurology. 


Dr. Shang's research focuses on the inflammatory and infectious roles (such as varicella-zoster virus infection) in intracranial large vessel disease and small vessel disease. He is interested in comprehending the pathophysiology and hemodynamic changes in rare stroke disorders. These rare stroke disorders includes Moyamoya Disease, CADASIL, CARASIL, COL4A1 mutation, MELAS, cerebral amyloid angiopathy and it's related inflammation and angiitis, et al). Advanced neuroimaging technology such as high resolution MR vessel wall imagingn is used in his research. Dr. Shang is committed to the care of patients with cerebrovascular diseases and searching for new preventive treatment.



Medical School
Shandong Medical University, China (1993)
Qingdao University/ Affiliated Hospital, China (1994), Medicine
Other Post Graduate Training
Medical College of Wisconsin (2005)
Graduate School
Medical College of Wisconsin (2005), Neuroscience
NIH National Cancer Institute - Office of Education (2007), Neuroscience
University of Miami (2008), Internal Medicine
University of Miami (2011), Neurology
University of Miami (2012), Vascular Neurology

Research Interest

  • Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy, CAA related Inflammation and Angitis
  • Genetic Cerebrovascular Disorder (CADASIL, CARASIL, COL4A1, RVCL, Fabry, MELAS)
  • Intracranial Vasculopathy from Atherosclerosis, Inflammation and Infection (VZV)
  • Intracranial Vessel Wall Imaging
  • Moyamoya Disease and Moyamoya Syndrome
  • Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome
  • Small Vessel Disease


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Q-15 Minutes Vital Sign Documentation Is a Poor Surrogate for Assessing Quality of Care After Acute Ischemic Stroke.
Stone S, Zhao H, Nyancho D, Schneider NJ, Shang T, Olson DM, Dimens Crit Care Nurs 2021 Nov-Dec 01 40 6 328-332
Two Unique Mutations in HTRA1-Related Cerebral Small Vessel Disease in North America and Africa and Literature Review.
Shang T, Pinho M, Ray D, Khera A, J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2021 Aug 30 11 106029
Effect of Long-term Continuous Cardiac Monitoring vs Usual Care on Detection of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients With Stroke Attributed to Large- or Small-Vessel Disease: The STROKE-AF Randomized Clinical Trial.
Bernstein RA, Kamel H, Granger CB, Piccini JP, Sethi PP, Katz JM, Vives CA, Ziegler PD, Franco NC, Schwamm LH, JAMA 2021 06 325 21 2169-2177
Impact of MRI Selection on Triage of Endovascular Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke: The MRI in Acute Management of Ischemic Stroke (MIAMIS) Registry.
Atchaneeyasakul K, Shang T, Haussen D, Ortiz G, Yavagal D, Interv Neurol 2020 Jan 8 2-6 135-143
Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Cerebral Microbleeds in Moyamoya Disease and Syndrome in the American Population.
Khan NI, Saherwala AA, Chen M, Salehian S, Salahuddin H, Welch BG, Pinho MC, Shang T, Cerebrovasc Dis Extra 2019 Dec 9 3 139-147
P MRS in the human brain at 7T.
Ren J, Shang T, Sherry AD, Malloy CR Magn Reson Med 2018 Feb
Intracranial Vessel Wall MRI in Clinical Practice ? technical considerations, current and emerging applications, clinical pearls and pitfalls
Pinho MC, Hall JT, Cross JC, Shang T, Madhuranthakam AJ, and Moore WA Neurographics 2018 8 2 97-118
Impaired cerebral autoregulation: measurement and application to stroke.
Xiong L, Liu X, Shang T, Smielewski P, Donnelly J, Guo ZN, Yang Y, Leung T, Czosnyka M, Zhang R, Liu J, Wong KS J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatr. 2017 Jun 88 6 520-531
Clinical Reasoning: A 76-year-old man with acute-onset left-sided weakness and numbness.
Renthal W, Alberts M, Shang T Neurology 2016 Apr 86 15 e156-60
Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke: Dawn of a New Era.
Alberts MJ, Shang T, Magadan A JAMA Neurol 2015 Aug


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Honors & Awards

  • American Academy of Neurology Institute’s (AANI) Annual Meeting Fellow Scholarship
    The 64th Annual meeting of AAN (2012)
  • Resident Travel Grant Award
    Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) Practicum and Interactive laboratory (2010)
  • Resident Travel Grant Award
    Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN) 3rd Annual Meeting (2010)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology (2009)
  • American Heart Association (2010)
  • American Stroke Association (2010)